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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 480 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 504 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$404K

2014

$426K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

8,890

2014

8,759

2015

9,245

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 934

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

190

patients, 39% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

3 16
LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

7 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

11 161
LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 36
FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 45
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 36 84
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 168
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 91
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.